Christmas is approaching and as an early gift we would like to give to all those who are celebrating our brand new release IPFire 2.13 Core Update 74. It comes with a bunch of minor updates and fixes some minor bugs.

Update to squid 3.3.11

The latest maintenance update of the Web Proxy package squid has been applied. The max. number of filedescriptors has again been increased to 1048576 and the issue that it was impossible for the squid daemon to set the desired configuration value has been fixed (#10445).

VPN service updates

The OpenVPN package has been updated to version 2.3.2.

strongswan, the package responsible for IPsec VPN connections, has been updated to version 5.1.1.

Increasing RSA key sizes

The HTTPS key and certificate that are used for communitcating with our IPFire Web User Interface has been increased to 4096 bits. This follows the general advice by various authorities. New installations will automatically generate a bigger key.


We recommend that everyone updates to this version of IPFire as soon as possible and would like to encourage everyone who downloads and uses IPFire to get involved in any way they can. Please consider donating or joining the project community!

Michael Tremer - December 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm